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Game Changer in Nutrition!

Energy Shot that is good for you and no “crash”

Okay! I have got to give you the heads up! Reliv is about to unveil a new product that has me sitting on the edge of my seat! If it is what I think it is… and I will know tomorrow… everyone is going to want to get their hands on this!

Over the next 3 days you are going to get updates about a new product, Reliv Kalogris foundation, and so much more! I am so excited to be sharing this amazing event with you. Look for video updates!

Reliv is changing the face of nutrition and you have a front row seat! We will be doing a live feed! Click Here to save the page!

See you tomorrow in the news!

To YOUR Health!

Katrina van Oudheusden


February 2, 2011 Posted by | Alternative Health, children, Health, Health and Wellness, Nutrition, Reliv, Soy, Vitamin, Wellness | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Give Your Immune System the Gift of Good Nutrition

Give Your Immune System
the Gift of Good Nutrition

by our friends at

‘Tis the season for colds and flu. With all
the family gatherings and indoor activities,
viruses have more opportunities to be passed
around. Taking care of yourself can make the
difference between enjoying the festivities or
simply enduring them.

A strong immune system is the key. Yet your
immune system can get tired from overworking
to make up for poor health habits and lack of good nutrition. As a
result, immune cells can lose some of their protective effects.
Even marginal nutrient (and micronutrient) deficiencies can weaken your
immune system. You may not have obvious symptoms when you’re deficient,
but a deficiency can affect your body’s ability to ward off disease
and infections.

Start this cold and flu season off strong. Research shows physical activity
can protect against colds. One study found people who exercised five or
more days per week were about half as likely to get a cold as those who
exercised less.

Other lifestyle factors are essential to staying healthy this winter too.
Get enough sleep. Enrich your diet with plenty of fruits, vegetables and
fiber. Seek comfort in immune boosters like mushrooms, garlic and warm
chicken soup — which scientists have proven really does work against
cold and flu.

Then ramp up your protection even more with Relìv. Our products offer
balanced nutrition with antioxidants and other nutrients to support your
immune system so you can stay healthier this winter. Because the gift of
good health is the best gift of all.

To Your Health,
Dr. Carl W. Hastings
Relìv Vice Chairman and Chief Scientific Officer

December 10, 2010 Posted by | Alternative Health, Health, Health and Wellness, Nutrition, Wellness, Women's Health | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Why Should You Supplement? Comments from a Chef

Now I know that most of you are thinking…why would a Chef be talking about this?

Why should you supplement? Comments from a Chef…

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Cheers to Your Optimal Health!

Katrina van Oudheusden

October 20, 2010 Posted by | Alternative Health, Diets, Health, Health and Wellness, Nutrition, Vitamin, weight loss, Wellness | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

And You Thought Pumpkins Were Just for Pie and Carving?

Who knew? Pumpkins are really healthy for you… and you thought pumpkins were just for pie and carving.

This is a great article from my friends at

Treat Yourself to Pumpkin Power

When you’re picking pumpkins to decorate your porch this fall, don’t forget to harvest a few for your kitchen cuisine.

Those brilliant orange pumpkins are actually fruits loaded with the antioxidant beta-carotene. This plant carotenoid is converted to vitamin A in the body. Beta carotene is recognized for its role in reducing the risk of developing certain cancers, and protecting against heart disease and some degenerative diseases.

Pumpkins are not only low in calories, but they’re also a good source of magnesium, potassium, folate, iron, fiber and vitamin C. Pumpkins also contain the antioxidant lutein, which promotes eye health and protects vision.

An antifungal protein from the rind of pumpkins has even been shown to fight the cause of many common yeast infections.

When it comes to ways to eat pumpkin, think beyond pie and bread. Add chunks of pumpkin to stews, use pureed pumpkin in shakes, pancakes and soups. You can finds lots of pumpkin recipes online.

Pumpkin seeds are also packed with nutrients, including ALA, an essential fatty acid; iron, protein, fiber and zinc. Native Americans used them for food and medicine. To eat them, let them dry on paper towels, then toss with oil and your choice of seasonings. Then oven roast them on a cookie sheet at 250° F for about 45 minutes.

For a crunchy, healthy fall treat, mix together roasted pumpkin seeds with Relìvables™ Soy Nuts, which are dry roasted and low in sodium. Both adults and kids will dig into this guilt-free snack. And it’s a delicious alternative to sugar-and-calorie-packed Halloween sweets!


I love learning about all the health benefits for pumpkins. Great idea for mixing pumpkin seeds and Relivables Soy Nuts. That sounds yummy and I can’t wait to try it!

If you would like more information on Relivables and Reliv, please click here.

If you found this article educational then please share with your friends. Also if you have any great idea’s for using pumpkin in cooking share them with us in the comment section!

Cheers to Your Optimal Health!

Katrina van Oudheusden

“Guaranteed to Improve your Health”

October 9, 2010 Posted by | Alternative Health, Diets, Food Allergies, Health, Nutrition | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Can an Apple Make You Healthy?

Food for thought…

Can an apple make you healthy?

a great article by Reliv International

Crunch on this: Apples are a major source of disease-fighting nutrition neatly packaged in a delicious, easily portable, portion-controlled fruit. It turns out “An apple a day keeps the doctor away” is based in fact. Science shows apples’ multiple health benefits — from your brain to your bowels.

With fall comes a bounty of crisp, juicy apple varieties to pick from. Check out the apple’s many juicy perks:

  • Studies have linked the consumption of apples with reduced risk of some cancers, cardiovascular disease, asthma and diabetes.
  • In the Women’s Health Study, women eating apples had a 13 to 22 percent decrease in heart disease risk.

  • Fiber in apples combined with the fruit’s strong antioxidant activity lowers cholesterol to reduce your risk of heart disease.
  • Apples are a good source of both soluble and insoluble fiber to aid digestive health.
  • Apple pectin, an insoluble fiber, may reduce the risk of colon cancer.
  • Apples are a very significant source of flavonoids, a type of phytonutrient. In a Finnish study, flavonoid intake — mainly through eating apples — was associated with decreased mortality.
  • Several studies have specifically linked eating apples with a reduced risk for cancer, especially lung cancer. Scientists credit apples’ high concentration of flavonoids, particularly quercetin.
  • Apple peel is loaded with vitamin C, an antioxidant.

  • Research is showing a group of phytonutrients in apples could protect the brain from neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease.

  • Quercetin, one of the phytonutrients in apples, has stronger anti-cancer activity and antioxidant protective effects than even vitamin C.
  • Apple’s phytochemicals fight bacterial and viral infections, and are anti-inflammatory.
  • Eating apples has been shown to lower the risk for type 2 diabetes partly thanks to the high concentration of quercetin in apple peels.

For better health, treat yourself to a healthy diet abundant with fruits and vegetables. Relìv nutritional products can also boost your intake of beneficial phytonutrients, vitamins and minerals and fiber. For example, FibRestore® is a rich source of carotenoids and other antioxidants with 21 herbs and 10 grams of soluble and insoluble fiber.


I have also found that when I eat an apple a day I don’t snack as much during my day. I feel better and tend to eat smaller meals. But this is maybe just me. 🙂

Thank you again for stopping by and reading my blog. If you have any comments please share them below. Would love to hear from you. If you found this article educational go ahead and tweet it or share it with your friends!

Cheers to Your Optimal Health!

Katrina van Oudheusden

September 22, 2010 Posted by | diabetes, Diets, Health, Heart Disease, Nutrition | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

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